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Senior Pan-EMEAR Communications Program Manager Technology story

Cisco Systems Inc.
Belgium, WI 53004
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What You'll Do

You will influence, build and coordinate outcome-based regional communications programs resonating with multiple external audiences in our priority countries. Your goal is to build awareness and visibility for technology story, integrated into the Cisco strategy and messaging framework.

Youll develop robust strategic regional communication plans and messages and influence global communications content planning and creation. Your plans and content enable the local PR leads to generate measurable communications outcomes, including traditional media and digital channels. Youll also lead on the execution of the regional communications plan, including tracking and measuring results.

Who Youll Work With

You will become part of a world-class communications team that is driven by a common purpose to enhance and protect Ciscos reputation worldwide. The closely connected team is based across EMEAR and brings together a very diverse way of thinking and applying communications to ensure that we never stand still

You are responsible for building positive relationships with the Corporate communications team and in-country PR Managers to support their communications strategy by better positioning Ciscos value and relevance in the local markets, as well as with relevant business stakeholders and Marketing.

Who You Are

You are a seasoned Communications Manager, a dynamic, strategic thinker who is driven by getting the right results in supporting the business priorities. Judgement, stakeholder management, project management and ability to prioritize the activities and focus are your key strength.

You know how to drive impactful external communications campaigns through to outcomes, often with tight deadlines. Youll have an eye for detail. You are a fantastic influencer, relationship builder, comfortable working virtually across multiple geographies and collaborating closely with colleagues, across region, functions and in HQ.

You revel in being part of a high-performing team, working in a fast-paced organization, yet are self-motivated and driven, happy to take the initiative and work with minimum guidance.

You are a passionate, ambitious communicator with a never-ending hunger and curiosity for stories. Youll understand the business and technology, so that you can design the most relevant communications plan to support the business and shape external influencers perceptions, opinions and behaviours at the same time.  You think digital first, driving integrated initiatives that are creative and innovative.

Your key skills and experience:

  • 10+ years of external communications experience at regional level, including Public Relations and Social Media in a global technology company, across various disciplines
  • Strong project management skills, proven to be successful in global matrix organisations and in balancing concurrent projects
  • Excellent editorial and storytelling skills
  • Understanding of technology
  • Able to successfully socialize communications campaigns with multiple communications and business stakeholders to advance message consistency and impact
  • A track record of translating business goals into communications goals, understanding audience perceptions, and crafting integrated communications campaigns in support of the company and region business objectives.
  • Data-driven communications strategy and planning
  • Able to adapt and absorb project goals
  • Giving counsel to executives; with the gravitas and credibility to influence
  • A deep understanding of how communications and marketing should work together
  • English native level

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

Cisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis.

Posted: 2020-11-04 Expires: 2021-04-05
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